HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Medical Botany: Plants Affecting Human…
Loading...

Medical Botany: Plants Affecting Human Health

by Walter Hepworth Lewis, Walter H. Lewis

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
491238,224 (3)None

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

The information is reputable, but Lewis seems like he is afraid of plants. ( )
  ndpmcIntosh | Mar 21, 2016 |
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (5 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Walter Hepworth Lewisprimary authorall editionscalculated
Lewis, Walter H.main authorall editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language
Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0471861340, Paperback)

Plants as Medicine.... A Natural Approach to Self-Health Medical Botany: Plants Affecting Man?s Health, Walter H. Lewis, Memory P.F. Elvin-Lewis

Medical Botany is a fascinating look at the facts and fictions surrounding plants and man?not only which plants affect our bodies, but how they affect them. Authoritative, rich in anecdote and lore, lavishly illustrated, this encyclopedic reference brings within your reach the curative, healing, poisonous, allergenic, and psychoactive properties of thousands of plants. Its ready reference format allows you to turn instantly to information about a specific plant?s properties, its history, its use in orthodox medicine (where applicable) and its use in folk medicine. Discover a wealth of information on plants that have been used for such purposes as to treat peptic ulcers, to assist in the fight against cancer (in combination with chemotherapy), to help alleviate gout and diabetes, and to promote the healing of wounds. Each section begins with historical background of the plants discussed, with colorful stories ranging from Socrates? fatal hemlock to Timothy Leary?s experiments. There are informative discussions of how your body works, with sections covering heart and circulation, metabolism, nervous system, urogenital system, gastrointestinal tract, allergies, ear, internal poisons, and more. This intriguing compendium/reference will enlighten, entertain, and give you a healthier knowledge of plants. Praise for Medical Botany...

"Skillfully organized, neatly written, highly informative, and well illustrated, this is a stimulating and useful reference volume. It is not a mere catalog of medicinal plants but a carefully prepared review of injurious, healing and nourishing, and psychoactive plants...should be a lasting joy for reference and a source of continued satisfaction..." ?American Scientist

"I would recommend this text highly...useful for the layman who wishes an introduction to the topic. The authors have provided a fresh look at a classic subject and should be commended for their efforts." ?Economic Botany

"...a vast compendium of information on medically important plants, both harmful and useful...commendable." ?New England Journal of Medicine

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:07:48 -0400)

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
12 wanted

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3)
0.5
1
1.5
2 2
2.5
3
3.5
4 2
4.5
5

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 117,107,524 books! | Top bar: Always visible